Monday letters: People need health insurance

March 24, 2014 

— I would like to thank the Truthful Tuesday protestors who took their time to upset the applecart at the State House March 4.

I have been a nurse for 38 years. I have heard the Republicans speak on Obamacare until I am sick of it. While they are waiting to have it their way, who’s going to die or run up medical bills as an indigent coming into the emergency room? Those bills don’t get paid.

Let’s take the insurance of Republican lawmakers and talk show hosts away for a year. Talk show hosts are venomous about pumping up the public against health care for our nation. Let’s see how many medical problems they have that they can’t get care for.

“You are urinating blood; so sorry, you have to wait until you have health insurance.” Now it’s one year later: “Mr. Richblood, I’m so sorry, if you had come to me a year ago when you started urinating blood, things would be different. But you have prostate cancer, and it has spread to your bones. But at least you didn’t bankrupt your grandchildren by expecting a health plan. Of course, you’ll never see your grandchildren.”

Cheryl Carroll

Columbia

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